Fugitive Dreams

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2020
  • Running time: 97 min
In this allegorical road movie touching on themes of homelessness, mental health, and addiction, two lost souls embark across a dreamscape America. Their darkly strange journey confronts them with their traumatic pasts, and bonds them in compassion... read more

In this allegorical road movie touching on themes of homelessness, mental health, and addiction, two lost souls embark across a dreamscape America. Their darkly strange journey confronts them with their traumatic pasts, and bonds them in compassion and love. Mary, a homeless drifter, is filled with anger and deep depression. When another drifter, John, inadvertently thwarts her suicide attempt, the two form an unlikely partnership across the American Midwest. John brings a certain innocence to their relationship, Mary, a hardened practicality. Mary’s destination is “anywhere but here.” John’s is a place that only exists in his imagination. Along the way they meet a series of figures — ghosts of the road, voices of other cast-outs — deemed disposable by culture. These encounters challenge and torment John and Mary as they journey through a landscape that offers little solace for those living the most precarious of lives. The final leg of their wanderings brings them to the place of John’s dreams where the gray of the real world melts into color and the troubles of their afflictions dissolve away. Over the course of their story, John and Mary come to understand that the home they seek is not a particular place within this country. As they discover in the end, their home is one another.

Original Release

08/31/2020

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Cast

Directors

Jason Neulander

Writers

Jason Neulander, Caridad Svich

Cast

April Matthis Mary
Robbie Tann John
Scott Shepherd Israfel
O-Lan Jones Providence
David Patrick Kelly Henri Gatien
Joey Hood Steve
Soleil Patterson Young Mary
Sean Avery Huber Young John
Travis Barrera Groundskeeper
Mical Trejo Hispanic Corpse
Cami Alys Carney
Jennifer Kuczaj Cashier
Patrick Fortune Railroad Cop 2
Michelle Randolph Faires Homeless Drifter 1
Seana Flanagan Homeless Drifter 2
Roger Chan Homeless Drifter 3
Robert Doc Schoen Train Engineer
Chris Hoff Railroad Cop 1
Victor Steele Butcher
Ross Smith Security Guard

Producers

Rashmi Kilam Executive Producer
Peggy O'Shaughnessy Executive Producer
Claire Rivers Executive Producer
Adam Sear Executive Producer
Jennifer Kuczaj Producer
Michelle Randolph Faires Producer
Jason Neulander Producer
Peter Simonite Producer
George Sledge Producer
Seana Flanagan Producer

Editors

Mike Saenz

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